July 31 holidays in 2019
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Historical Events on July 31
The services of Gilbert du Motier are accepted by the Second Continental Congress and he is given a commission of major-general of the U.S.
Samuel Hopkins receives the first ever U.S patent. It’s for a potash process.
The city of Christchurch in New Zealand receives its charter.
Patrick Francis Healy becomes president of Georgetown University. He’s the first African-American to be inaugurated as the president for a predominantly white university.
In West Flanders, Belgium, the Battle of Passchendaele starts during World War I.
The Weimar Constitution is adopted by the German National Assembly. It will officially go into effect on the 14
The Nationalist Socialist German Worker’s Party (the Nazi Party) wins thirty-eight percent of the vote in the German elections.
Hermann Göring – under instructions from Adolf Hitler – orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to submit plans for carrying out a “Final Solution for the Jewish Question.”
After surviving two hits from atomic bombs during post-war tests, the USS Nevada is finally sunk by an aerial torpedo.
The first close-up pictures of the Moon are sent back by Ranger 7.
Delta Airlines flight DL 723 crashes at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. 89 people are killed as a result.
In Edmonton, Canada, a tornado touches down.
Thai Airways Flight 311 crashes into a mountain just north of Kathmandu in Nepal. All 113 people who were on board are killed.
NASA intentionally crashes the Lunar Prospector into the Moon.
Michael Phelps breaks the record for the most medals won at the Olympics.
Famous Birthdays on July 31
Swedish-American engineer, John Ericsson is born in
American General George Henry Thomas is born in
French painter Jacques Villon is born in
American actor and screenwriter, Ted Cassidy is born in
American actress Susan Flannery is born in
American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, Robert C. Merton is born in
American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, Michael Biehn is born in
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